Thursday, 02 December 2021 11:39 GMT

Qatar - Health, Labour Ministries sign MoU in occupational safety, health


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Labor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to exchange data and statistics in the field of occupational safety and health, to ensure occupational safety and reduce work injuries and deaths.
Minister of Public Health H E Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari and Minister of Labor H E Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri signed the MoU.
The MoU aims to enhance joint cooperation and unify the database between the two ministries in the field of occupational safety and health, work to reduce work injuries and deaths in the country, and establish a general strategy aimed at developing a legal framework related to occupational health and safety in the State of Qatar based on the National Health Strategy 2018-2022. 
Also, it constitutes a strong basis for planning and approving labour policies and making evidence-based decisions to improve occupational safety and health in the country to support workers and protect their rights.
The MoU between the Ministries of Public Health and Labour comes within the framework of the two ministries' keenness to develop a unified and integrated national information system on the exchange of data and statistics related to occupational health and safety for the public benefit of the state and in support of joint efforts in the National Health Strategy 2018-2022, under which the two ministries jointly undertake the protection of occupational health and safety.

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